March of the Illini

From Wind Repertory Project
Harry L. Alford

Harry L Alford

General Info

Year: 1926/1928
Duration: c. 2:11
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Melrose Bros. Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
B-flat Tenor Horn
Trombone I-II-III
Drums, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

March of the Illini (originally titled The Battle of Tippecanoe, 1926) was a composition made for the director of the University of Illinois Band, Albert Austin Harding.

The the University of Illinois's marching band, the Marching Illini, still uses this piece in their "Three-In-One". The musical portion of the Three-In-One consists of three distinct Illinois pieces:  'Pride of the Illini, March of the Illini, and Hail to the Orange. Alford’s March of the Illini was also published in 1928, but was used during Chief Illinwek’s performance from the beginning in 1926.  The three pieces were eventually combined into a medley and given the title, Three-In-One. The Three-In-One drill and music are an important part of the university’s heritage.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Alford, H. (1928). March of the Illini [score]. Melrose Brothers Music: [s.l.].